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  1. Pollution, disease and the dinner plate: the risks faced by long-distance ducks

    Posted Jan 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... ducks that wintered in Hong Kong in 2008. The ducks were among 23 captured at the Mai Po Nature Reserve in December that year for a tracking study. The Eurasian wigeons and northern pintails, ... been carried out in other parts of the world. One of the ducks, a female northern pintail less than a year old and known as 44697, left Hong Kong in the week of April 8 and reached central ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/702728/pollution-disease-and-dinner-plate-risks-faced-long-distance-ducks
  2. H5N1 confirmed in Guangdong duck deaths

    Posted Jun 18th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... He Huifeng, Choi Chi-yuk and Mary Ann Benitez Guangdong agricultural officials have confirmed that an outbreak of H5N1 bird flu has killed thousands of ducks at a Jiangmen poultry farm. The outbreak began on June 10 in Yashan village, Xinhui district, and nearly 4,000 of the 21,000 ducks on the farm had died by Friday, the provincial agricultural department said yesterday. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/642049/h5n1-confirmed-guangdong-duck-deaths
  3. 51 dead ducks test negative for H5 virus

    Posted Mar 28th 2008, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu The bodies of 51 wild ducks were found in the Lok Ma Chau wetland area on Wednesday. But the ducks, discovered near the Lok Ma Chau spur line, all tested negative for the H5 virus, a spokeswoman for the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department said. The department will carry out further tests and continue to investigate the cause of the birds' deaths. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/631531/51-dead-ducks-test-negative-h5-virus
  4. 3 new bird species spotted at Mai Po reserve

    Posted Apr 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Three new bird species have been discovered at Mai Po nature reserve recently. The new birds sighted included a juvenile steppe eagle, which was photographed at the reserve by a local birdwatcher on December 22. The bird has a wide global d ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/675499/3-new-bird-species-spotted-mai-po-reserve
  5. Shoppers shun chicken, diners offered duck

    Posted Feb 01st 2004, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... nearby, ducks and chickens were off the menu but wild duck was available. 'It is absolutely safe,' said the owner. 'It is from outside Shanghai.' Officials of the Sanguantang ... market who was only selling pork and beef. 'All the chickens and ducks were burned, and it will take months before the farmers can raise new stock and sell them. They will receive some ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/442937/shoppers-shun-chicken-diners-offered-duck
  6. Bird flu 'unlikely to be a mutation'

    Posted Sep 19th 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Experts say possibility is remote that H5N1 virus killing mainland ducks is a new strain It is unlikely that the H5N1 virus killing ducks on the mainland is a mutated version of the disease, bird flu experts said. Ducks had shown themselves to be particularly vulnerable to the disease since they were first known to have died from H5N1 in Penfold Park, Sha Tin, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/608411/bird-flu-unlikely-be-mutation
  7. Food sellers ignore quarantine at markets

    Posted Feb 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... township. But prepared-food sellers continued to sell braised duck at the entrance of one nearby market. Mainland authorities on Friday reported a suspected outbreak of bird flu in Chaoan county, ... of 60,000, said the outbreak was among geese and the bird was popular livestock in the area, along with ducks and chickens. Witnesses said officials were busy culling poultry found in Shuimeili ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/443051/food-sellers-ignore-quarantine-markets
  8. Vietnam offers clues as to how outbreak may have happened

    Posted Sep 17th 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez If Guangdong animal authorities are puzzled as to how a massive duck die-off could have occurred, they need only look to Vietnam for answers. And as Guangdong tried to control a suspected bird flu outbreak, a call was made last night for Hong Kong to immediately stop imports of frozen ducks and geese from Guangdong. Vietnam experienced a resurgence in bird flu ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/608202/vietnam-offers-clues-how-outbreak-may-have-happened
  9. Health chief cautions against panic as bird-flu alarm grows

    Posted Feb 24th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... said. A leading Hong Kong virologist is urging Vietnam and Thailand to ban the practice of sending ducks from one rice farm to another to eat insects that blight crops. University of Hong Kong ... and Thailand by providing financial support to duck farmers to help them adjust their practices. Professor Peiris, head of the virology unit of the university's department of microbiology, said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/490173/health-chief-cautions-against-panic-bird-flu-alarm-grows
  10. Emergency jabs planned to halt suspected H5N1

    Posted Sep 17th 2007, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... a massive duck cull. Provincial animal health authorities will immediately start the seasonal inoculation of anti-flu vaccines at poultry farms, which usually kicks off at the end of September, ... week in Sixian village, Panyu district. They brought the disease 'under effective control', the report said. Areas surrounding the village, where 9,830 ducks had died by the end ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/608203/emergency-jabs-planned-halt-suspected-h5n1

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